• VISION 2020





  • The historic village of Tarbert is picturesquely situated on the southern shore of the Shannon estuary. It acts as a north gateway to the Kingdom of Kerry  and, through its ferry services, as a bridge between the southwest and the west of Ireland and serves a hub to access three major routes on the Wild Atlantic Way. Tarbert’s tidal estuary location is enhanced by its varied landscape whereby its rich agricultural land is fringed by gentle sloping hills, interspersed by deciduous woodlands and stretches of bogland, diverse habitats each with its own associated biodiversity.

    Within the community there is a large range of social, cultural, community and sporting clubs which bears testimony to the high quality of the community’s social capital. It is a community which has an all inclusive and welcoming character. The community likes to celebrate and the year is punctuated with a number of festivals, such as, the Cuckoo Walking Festival (May Bank Holiday Weekend), Heritage Week (August), “Beating out the Old Year” and “Lighting In” the New Year (on opposite sides of the midnight toll!). Impromptu as well as organised music and singing is an integral part of the pub life in Tarbert. A great ‘céad míle fáilte’ is a always offered to our visitors.

    Tarbert is endowed with a rich natural heritage. Its coastline has two vey fine Bays – Tarbert Bay and Glencloosagh Bay. Tarbert Bay with its vast stretches of sheltered mudflats, offers an excellent feeding ground for the many species of birds that either reside or overwinter there. The Bay is part of the River Shannon and River Fergus Estuaries Special Protection Area (SPA), the most important costal wetland site in the country which supports over 50,000 wintering wildfoul – making this site one of great ornithological interest.

    On cannot but be struck by the amount of old stone walls that still exist in and around Tarbert. Some of these surviving monuments in stone date back to medieval times such as Kilnaughtin Church and Lisloughtin Abbey. Striking instances from the 18th century included Tarbert House, home of the Leslie family. This early Georgian country house is a distinctive feature of Ireland’s architectural heritage.

    Tarbert people value the culture inherited from their ancestors and work hard to preserve it for future generations as is evidenced by the cultural library we have developed here to preserve our local heritage. Tarbert has a deep rooted and distinctive tradition in education. These needs are now being served by a pre-school, a National School and a Comprehensive School.

    A very large range of businesses and services are available in Tarbert and its catchment area. The village has Supermarkets, Petrol service station, Shops, Butcher, Public houses, Restaurants, Fast food outlets, Post Office, Hairdressers, Pharmacy, Medical Centre, Betting Office. Other Services accessible are: – Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Music, Drama, Art and fitness Classes and Auctioneering. Accommodation includes Hostel Accommodation, B & B’s and Self catering Homes, Transport Services available include a Ferry service from Tarbert to Killimer in Clare, Coach and Hackney Hire.


    Community Games

    Well done to all the children who participated in the Kerry Community Games County Finals recently.  All the children qualified for quarter-finals and semi-finals. Congratulations to Rachael Moriarty who won a silver medal in the U16 100m.   Best of luck to our U/14 Tag Rugby team who will take part in the Community Games Munster finals this coming weekend in Limerick. .....
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    Support your Post Office

    Gift ideas that can be purchased at the post office. Prize Bonds, iTunes Card, and All for One Gift Cards – these cards can be used in over 5,300 outlets nationwide. Cards can be purchased for New Baby, Wedding Congratulations, Thank-you, and Birthday. The post office also stocks stationary, cards, wrapping paper and children’s toys. .....
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    Congratulations Brion Cregan, Aine Enright & Conor Heaphy

    Congratulations to Brion Cregan who came first in Mandolin and first in Banjo under 12 in the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai held in Cahirciveen last weekend. Congratulations also to Aine Enright who came second playing the Harp and Conor Heaphy who came third on the Fiddle. We are proud of you all in achieving such good results. Best of luck to the three of you in your preparations for the Munster awards. .....
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